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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for the holiday season, Wassail is a delight with it’s warm flavors and festive holiday packaging. It’s a lush, garnet colored winter ale that has a malty full-body and a pleasant hoppy finish. Sure to warm the hearts of malt and hop lovers alike, Wassail is brewed with a 4 types of malts and is hopped with a special blend of imported hops.

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4.2
Reid (2541) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
The beer pours a nice dark garnet almost brown witha lovelly thick inch high creamy off white head..that stayed quite some time Nice aroma..chocolaty and spicy tones..though well done. I dunno but this seems to taste better than when I had the rest of the six pack..its flavourful yet smoother and less aggresivesweet malts followed by a creamy chocolaty taste followed by a nice "zap" of hops at the end ..very nice. Nice and smooth and creamy on the palate. Pretty drinkable even for a hot sweaty night

2.9
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Very dark pour with lighter brown edges. Big head and nice lace. Mostly sweet malts in the aroma, not too big of a nose, slight hops. Roast malts in the flavor, some fruit and finished off with a bit of bittering hops. Not too bad of a ESA.

3.7
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 nice big head that leaves too quickly. dark brown, tint of orange. listerine/licorice thing, faint alcohol, pine. touch of nut? good. long aftertaste, the flavor keeps dancing. good brew. definitely something for a happy holiday. wasn't tooo fond of the aftertaste, afterawhile... too much of a little bit of sour. hmm. thanks eric!

3.5
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Poured a nice warm brown color with a whispy tan head. Strong bitter smell. Spicy assault that opens up into a bitter body. Very nice.

3.9
Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2003
bottle-2003-Ruby red appearance. Big roasty malt aroma-light smoke detected. Licorice, smoke, chocolate and alcohol in the flavor. lots of pine needles on the toungue. long finish-very long. Medium carbonation. Earthy/piney finish of hops. Quite an excellent brew-nice and complex-good work Full Sail!! thanks Buck_Dich for this one!!

3.1
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
A decent brew that had too much of a sour aftertaste. But it is a good balance of hops and malts.

3.6
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Nice and spicy, big-time hops. After a rerate, this is better than I remembered it.

3.3
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2003
2003 12oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with a perfect tan head. Very little aroma. You can detect a subtle sherry, dried fruit in there but it is sublte. Medium to full bodied. I think the winter/ christmas seasonals are my favorite style. This one is not bad at all. It has a bit of a dryness that I like. You'll definitely get bit of warming in the belly.

3.8
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
2002-Nice clean amber brew. Aromas of hops and light spice. Nice mouthfeel with malt countering the hops and spice nicely.

3.6
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2003
Aroma has a slight tang with caramelly malt essence, but decidedly on the light side...Color a pretty dark mahogany with a soft tan head and sticky patch lace---most attractive...Flavor is a smooth blend of sweet roasty malts, clean dry hoppiness and subtle spiciness that punctuates the finish...This is medium-bodied and well-balanced---lively mouthfeel...Overall, this is an all-around quality product. I wish the flavors were a little bit richer, but the balance and basic character are admirable.


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